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James L. Janik
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

James L. Janik has been serving as our President and Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2004 and became our Chairman of the Board in 2014.   Mr. Janik also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Dynamics Incorporated, the entity that previously operated our business, from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Janik was Director of Sales of our Western Products division from 1992 to 1994, General Manager of our Western Products division from 1994 to 2000 and Vice President of Marketing and Sales from 1998 to 2000. Prior to joining us, Mr. Janik was the Vice President of Marketing and Sales of Sunlite Plastics Inc., a custom extruder of thermoplastic materials, for two years. During the 11 prior years, Mr. Janik held a number of key marketing, sales and production management positions for John Deere Company.

Chairman of the Board
    Margaret Dano
    Director
    Director

    Margaret Dano has been serving as a director since 2012.    She also had served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Superior Industries International, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of aluminum road wheels for sale to original equipment manufacturers headquartered in Van Nuys, California, as lead director since 2010 and as a member of the board directors since 2007.  Ms. Dano retired from Superior Industries on April 24, 2017.  She joined the Board of Directors and Governance Committee of Neenah Paper in April of 2015.  Ms.Dano was Vice President, Worldwide Operations of Garrett Engine Boosting Systems, a division of Honeywell International, Inc., from June 2002 until her retirement from that position in 2005. From April 2002 to June 2002, she was Vice President, Global Operations, Automation and Controls Solutions of Honeywell. Before joining Honeywell, Ms. Dano served in executive or management roles with Avery Dennison Corporation, Black & Decker Corporation and General Electric Corporation.  Ms. Dano had been a member of the Board of Directors of Industrial Container Services, a provider of reusable container solutions in the United States, from 2011 through 2017 when the business was sold.    She has served on the Board of Directors and the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., and on the Board of Directors and as lead director and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Anthony International Equipment Services Corp. Ms. Dano's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include her leadership experience at publicly traded manufacturing companies and her background in the manufacturing industry as a member of senior management teams with responsibility for global operations

    Independent Director
    Ken Krueger
    Director
    Director

    Mr. Krueger has been serving as a director since 2011.   He also is the Chairman of the board for Manitowoc Company, Inc., and served as the interim Chief Executive Officer from October 2015 through March 2016.  Prior to his appointment as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Manitowoc Company, Inc., Mr. Krueger served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2004.   From May 2006 until August 2009, Mr. Krueger was the  Chief Operating Officer of Bucyrus International, Inc. and has significant management experience during his career in the manufacturing industry. Prior to assuming his role at Bucyrus, Mr. Krueger was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of A.O Smith Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Krueger held various positions of increasing responsibility at Rockwell Automation over a sixteen year period that culminated in his role as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Krueger holds a BBA Degree in Accounting and MIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Independent Director
    James L. Packard
    Director
    Director

    James L. Packard has been serving as a director since 2010.   Mr. Packard is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regal-Beloit Corporation, a manufacturer of mechanical and electrical products. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Regal-Beloit Corporation from 1986 until 2002, and as Chairman from 1986 until 2006. Mr. Packard currently serves on the Board of Directors of Clarcor Inc. He is also on the board of United Plastics Corporation, First National Bank & Trust Company of Beloit and Center 1 Bancorp Inc. Mr. Packard also has previous board experience on the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange, the Boards of Directors of Gehl Corporation and Elco Corporation, and numerous manufacturing industry boards and associations.

    Independent Director
    James D. Staley
    Lead Director
    Lead Director

    James D. Staley has served as a director since 2010 and as a Lead Director since our 2014 Annual Meeting.  Mr. Staley retired in 2008 after more than 35 years of service with Roadway Express, Inc. ("Roadway"), a motor freight carrier company, and its successor company, YRC Worldwide, Inc. ("YRC"), a North American transportation service provider, which acquired Roadway in 2003. Mr. Staley joined Roadway in 1971 and during his years of service with that company and its successor company, YRC, served as Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Transportation Division from 2006 to 2007, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Roadway Division from 2004 to 2005, and in various management positions from 1971 to 2003, including Vice President of the Northeastern Division from 1993 to 1994, Vice President of Operations from 1994 to 1998, and President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Staley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1971 and later graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2000.

    Independent Director
    Donald Sturdivant
    Director
    Director

    Mr. Sturdivant has served as a director since 2010.   Mr. Sturdivant  served as Chief Executive Officer of FleetPride, Inc., from June of 2015 through March of 2016 and served as a director of Fleetpride through June of 2016.  Mr. Sturdivant was the Chief Executive Officer of Marietta Corporation from 2009 through 2015, where he led a significant operational and commercial transformation of the business.  Previous to that, Mr. Sturdivant was an Executive Vice President of Graphic Packaging International, where he held various positions over a seven year period. Mr. Sturdivant also served as Chief Operating Officer for Altivity Packaging Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sturdivant held positions of increasing responsibility at Fort James Corporation. Mr. Sturdivant holds an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology, a B.S. from the University of Maine and served as a Chemical Corps Officer in the United States Army.

    Independent Director